I love “Wordless Wednesday”. Let’s be honest, shall we? I mostly love it because it’s about the only time I can squeeze in a post here these days. It is really rather tragic that a woman who adores words as much as I, can only seem to write posts populated by few words. It really is not my fault that presently it is a feat to drag me from under mounds of work piled upon my desk. Harder still is tearing me from the summit of Mount Laundrymore. That said, there comes a time -and in this case a book- when all things must be tossed aside in the face of brilliance.
That book is this…
As a professional reviewer of books, I think I know a thing or three about books. Mind you, I’m by no means a Michiko Kautani (if only). Mostly, I just simply know what I like when it comes to books. That adore envelops books of all lengths and most genres. Books are sublime, I read them all the time (shout out to Seuss there).
Reviewing books has lent me the privilege of reading great advance copies. Contrarily wise, I’ve suffered through some real stinkers. <— getting all literary on ya with that word
Once in a blue moon a book wanders onto my desk and thoroughly enchants me. A book imbued with such brilliance, I can hardly be professional at all when reviewing it, I love it that much. Sonia Taitz’, “In the King’s Arms”, is just such a book. So enamored am I with it, I’ve forgone Wordless Wednesday and reinvented it as; Wonderfully Worded Wednesday.
A very brief synopsis:
We, the readers, travel from 1970’s New York to Oxford, England with Lily Taub. Lily is a bright young woman who comes from a close family with a dark and tragic past. Holocaust survivors, her parents see the world differently than Lily. Though never loosing site of her love for them she sets out, in part, to distance herself from them and finds that we carry much more than luggage along with us when we seek to find ourselves. At Oxford she meets her soul-mates in aristocratic English brothers Peter and Julian, and confronts life -with it’s ever evolving plot.
Thank You Sonia. The world of books -and those who adore them- is now better place with the release of “In the King’s Arms”